Thanks to healthy sales of the nameplate, amid a portfolio made up of mostly sedans, Cadillac confirmed it wouldn’t send the XTS sedan to the guillotine just yet, as it was originally slated to depart this world after 2019.
Now, the XTS lives to see another day and spy shots taken in Chicago, Illinois, give us another look at what to expect from its refresh. The 2018 Cadillac XTS will largely remain the same, but the refresh will likely pull the model more in line with current Cadillac sedans’ design motif. We’d expect more vertical headlamps and added LED running lights up front, like the CT6 and CTS sedans.
The overall profile, though, is much the same, which keeps its decidedly front-wheel drive proportions, though, it appears Cadillac will fix the XTS with an all-chrome side badge, like many new Cadillac feature.
At the rear, design elements seem to look sharper and the rear deck looks to extend further than the current XTS sedan.
The 2018 Cadillac XTS will likely show face later this year before Cadillac kicks off its product assault in early 2018. The brand plans a new vehicle introduction every six months beginning in 2018 for two years, which will begin with the Cadillac XT4 crossover.
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